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New Structure of Kazakhstan’s Government

On 6 August 2014 the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan issued Decree on reorganization of the Government (the “Decree”). The Decree envisages integration of ministries or certain authorities of theirs into one...more

Washington Energy Update - October/November 2012

In This Issue: - When Energy and Antitrust Worlds Collide — Sixth Circuit Rules That Filed-Rate Doctrine Did Not Bar Price Discrimination Claim Against Electric Utility - California Cap-and-Trade Scheme -...more

Energy Newsletter - November 2012

In This Issue: REGULATORY: Environmental: - Recent Common Sense Decisions on Source Aggregation: A Roadmap for Regulating Oil and Gas Emissions? D.C. Regulatory: - The FTC’s Revised Green Guides...more

"Green Advertising" and FTC 2012 Green Guides Update

After a multi-year process and numerous consumer surveys, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently approved revisions to its guidelines governing advertising for environmental and energy claims, better known as the...more

Russia WTO Accession: Russian Duma Passes Vehicle Utilization Fee That Could Discriminate Against Imported Vehicles

On 13 July 2012, the Russian Duma passed a law imposing a "utilization fee" on cars, which may have the effect of discriminating against imported cars. The Utilization Fee Law imposes a fee on vehicles imported into Russia...more

Global Automotive Newsletter - February 2012

In This Issue: - Economic Development Incentives: Automotive Industry Expansions/Consolidations - Whether considering an expansion or consolidation of an automotive business, the company should always consider economic...more

REGULATORY: Natural resources and keeping your head above water in the EU

Regulatory and competition issues are at the top of the business agenda for natural resources, energy, and multi-utility companies active in the EU. Despite regulatory convergence in some areas (e.g., unbundling and cost of...more

Passing on the carbon price: misleading and deceptive conduct and the ACCC as the new carbon cop

The Federal Government recently announced the new responsibility of the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) to police carbon pricing claims and prevent businesses from using the carbon price as an excuse to...more

Are Consumer Class Actions Coming to the European Union?

In a potential move towards U.S.-style class actions, the European Commission (“EC” or “the Commission”) recently launched an initiative seeking public comments about potential options for collective redress in the European...more

An End to "Greenwashing?": The Federal Trade Commission's Efforts to "Wash Away" Deceptive Advertising

As it becomes increasingly common to find "green" environmentally-friendly products on retailers' shelves, the Federal Trade Commission is taking active steps to guarantee the legitimacy of "green" labeling and ensure that...more

Energy and Environment Update - October 31, 2010

Energy and Climate Debate As candidates around the country prepare for the outcomes of this week’s midterm elections, current Congressmen will ready themselves for the lame duck session, and the Administration and new...more

FTC Changes Guidance on Environmental Marketing Claims

Many marketers of OTC drugs and devices, cosmetics, foods and dietary supplements make claims with regard to the content of their products and/or the packaging for their products. and their fate in or effect on the...more

Advertising Law - September 10, 2010

In This Issue: *SPECIAL FOCUS: “How to Win Jury Trials in Trademark and False Advertising Cases”: An Interview with Tom Morrison *FTC to Release Green Guides in Coming Weeks *Literal Falsity Doesn’t Result in Permanent...more

Energy and Environment Update - June 18, 2010

In This Issue: *Energy and Climate Legislation *Senate ..CCS Legislation Introduced ..Bingaman Argues Against Ethanol Credits ..Small Business Bill on Floor ..Legislation Introduced ..Upcoming...more

Antitrust Alert: HSR and Other FTC Civil Penalties Increase

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has authority to impose civil penalties for certain violations of the various statutes it administers. Effective February 9, 2009, those penalties will be increased as follows... Please...more

Greening of Consumer Products - July 16, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *Chemical industry allegedly "waging war" on California toxics reform *California lawmakers calling for more accountability on regulating chemical plants *Alternative Chemical Products market expected to...more

Greening of Consumer Products - July 9, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *Proposed regulation in California would have impact on Prop 65 chemical listing process *EPA cautions against electronics recycling *"Kid Safe Chemical Act" proposed to protect against hazardous...more

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